Surf Reef

in Marengo

from $250
per night
Car parks
 4.11/5 (23 Reviews)


Welcome to Surf Reef - Ocean views, gas log fire, linen Not provided. BYO Linen - Hire available


Welcome to Surf Reef. Enjoy the sounds of the ocean from this homely Marengo beach classic.

Enjoy the sounds of the ocean from this homely Marengo beach classic. Offering split level living and ocean views from level 1 lounge, dining and deck. If your lucky you might even be greeted by the resident rosellas during your stay. This property is situated within walking distance of Marengo beach, great for a swim or surf and only a 10-minute drive into the township of Apollo Bay or you can walk/ride via the beach side footpath. Why not jump onto The Great Ocean Road walking path for a stroll, located at the bottom of the court only 50 meters from the property.

Ground level (Self-contained one bedroom unit):

  • Fully equipped kitchen, 5-seater dining table, lounge with TV
  • Bedroom 1: Queen bed, bedside tables, lamps
  • Bathroom: Shower, vanity, toilet
  • Downstairs carport with outdoor table and chairs, room to park a boat along with 2 cars, gas BBQ

Level 1:

  • Open kitchen/living/dining: Fully equipped kitchen, 1 x 3-seater & 1 x 2-seater couch, coffee table, TV with DVD, gas-log fire, CD player with bluetooth, games, books, 6-seater dining table
  • Bedroom 2: Queen bed, bedside tables, lamps
  • Bedroom 3: Queen bed, bedside tables, lamps
  • Bedroom 4: Bunk bed
  • Bathroom: Shower over child sized bath, basin, separate toilet
  • Laundry: Washing machine
  • Balcony/deck with outdoor furniture

Free Wifi now available

Strict No Party Policy

Linen not provided - Hire Available

Pet friendly inside/outside (dogs only, yard not fully fenced but there is a small enclosed deck area)

Forced move in days may apply over peak times. See terms and conditions


Pets Friendly
Washing Machine

Extra Features

CD Player
Close to Waterfront
Cooking Basics
Crockery and Cutlery
DVD Player
Furniture Outdoor
Hot Water
iPod Dock
Iron and Board
Linen Not Provided
Microwave Oven
Parking: Off street
Pets Welcome
Shower over Bath
Smoke Alarm
Views: Ocean

Bedding Configuration

Room 1
  • Queen Bed x 1
Room 2
  • Queen Bed x 1
Room 3
  • Queen Bed x 1
Room 4
  • Bunk Bed x 1
  • Trundle Bed x 1


11 Harrison Street, Marengo



 4.11/5 (23 Reviews)

Great Location, just a little dated...

Ben C - 20th May 2024

The upstairs property affords some nice views, visiting bird life, and comfortable dwelling with all the facilities one needs for a longer stay. The living space is a little cramped for >5 people but cosy with gas heaters in the living area sufficient to warm up most of the house in a few hours. Whilst dated, the upstairs area is clean and usable with a great deck all around. The downstairs portion which is self contained with 1 bedroom unfortunately suffered from a musty smell. Needs Fixing!

Reply 21st May 2024

Thank you for your detailed feedback. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the nice views, and the comfortable, well-equipped living space. We appreciate your comments about the living area and the gas heaters, as well as the cleanliness and usability of the upstairs area. We apologize for the musty smell in the downstairs portion. Your comments have been forwarded to our maintenance team to address this issue promptly. We appreciate your input and hope to provide an improved experience during your next stay.

My happy place

Kimberley r - 27th September 2022

We have stayed here a couple of times,we love it. We are a family of 6 with two dogs. The view is great and the beach is close, the extra unit downstairs is great foe our 20 year old. We fish, walk, swim and just kick back. It such a great spot and it has a lovely warm and cosy feeling. Great in summer but we love winter better, walking on the beach and coming to the fire is amazing.

Feel good to stay here.

Wan t - 3rd May 2022

Nice environment.

Leanne Corbett - 28th May 2021

Great location! Everything you need is here, very comfy.

Julie Rock - 15th May 2021

this is a great location for a weekend away, we had a fabulous weekend

Pip Nestor12pmcheckout - 9th May 2021

Great location near the beach and lovely ocean views!

Great location

Julie R - 3rd May 2021

The upstairs space was gorgeous comfortable and had a great view... but the downstairs left a lot to be desired. There was a very offensive odour as soon as you opened the door. Not only that but the bathroom floor was a material that appeared less than hygienic. The real estate agent was fabulous and prompt had a plumber to the property who made temporary fixes re the odour. This property could be fabulous with a few small upgrades

Horrible missing

Reza P - 11th April 2021

There’s couple of things not in the place: 1. Important one (((wifi))) 2. Dishwasher 3.towels 4.some of bedcovers was dirty . . .

Nick Lee - 22nd March 2021

The place was comfortable and in a good location, however it was not up to standard considering on arrival there was a few issues we had to deal with with little to no help from the hosts. Firstly there was a weird smell possibly left by the people who were just there before us. The dishes and pots were not washed properly by previous guests. The refridgerator didnt work and we had to turn it off for a night before it would start working again. The upstairs TV didnt have a remote so it was unable to be used. All these issues were reported to the staff at Great Ocean Road Holidays on Saturday at 4pm and it took them till 1pm on Sunday to reply with responses like "we sincerely apologise for the wet and dirty dishes, we will transfer this message to our manager and cleaning team." They offered equally unhelpful suggestions to fix the fridge issue and the remote, by that stage we had already had to fix all these issues ourselves and had taken the downstairs TV upstairs for the remainder of the trip. After expressing that I wasnt impressed with the aforementioned issues, they replied saying they appreciate me letting them know and that they would let the property owner know of the issues. They did ask if there was anything they could do for us to make the trip more comfortable, however realistically when paying for an Airbnb all you want is for them to get the basics right and not have to walk in and fix issues for them. Lovely spot in Marengo but wouldnt stay here again.


Cheryl M - 1st March 2021

Lovely, clean, comfortable home, with great views of the sea, in a perfect location. This is the 4th time we have stayed at Surf Reef and will be sure to do so again.

Robyn Hipkins - 14th February 2021

Location, Location, Location.

Stacey Moutafis 2 keys - 8th November 2020

Massive house and great value for money. Loved the location too!

Stewart Leschke - 22nd July 2020

Great location and house

Anonymous - 29th June 2020

Great waking up to the beautiful view in a lovely quiet street

absolutely stunning!

happyfam - 1st February 2020

We were 5 people and stayed 2 nights. There were enough space for us and good facility- board games, card games, essentials. We had amazing amazing time!

Comfortable & Cosy

Mkicta - 1st July 2019

We spent a long weekend in winter and enjoyed this house.While rooms didnt feel as big as pictures portray the house was very comfortable for 5 adults.We thought it very clean and had many extras.Happy to recommend in this price range.

Beach Life

Tracey - 8th October 2018

Had an amazing weekend at Harrison Street! The house was lovely, clean and cosy! The view of the ocean from the house was incredible! Would definitely visit again :)

Good basic accomodation

Charlotte - 26th September 2018

We stayed here for a weekend away. The house is very basic but in a great location with views of the ocean! The second living area is not connected to the main part of the house. This was not described in the property description, which is a shame.

Great stay!

JulieM - 6th July 2018

Terrific view, comfortable and clean. Loads of places to sleep! A good selection of books to browse too. The location was fantastic - out of the way - a quiet, dead end street - but oh so close to the Great Ocean Walk, with numerous paths to sandy and rocky beaches. We had some spectacular pink sunrises and deep red sunsets. It was windy when we were there and Marengo had a blackout, but that was fixed fairly quickly. The staff at the Real Estate Office were polite, friendly and professional, and handled our phone query about resetting the fuse box promptly and efficiently. The electric stove could do with an upgrade (it didn't heat up that well...or maybe I'm just too used to my quick gas stove, but everything else was A1. If you bring a dog in winter, if it's a small dog, think about bringing a kennel for it too as the balcony is secure but unprotected from the wind. A great stay, especially for nature lovers!

Shocking experience with estate agent

Merilyn - 9th April 2018

Having asked two weeks prior to stay by email if we could possibly check out a bit later Easter Monday - their next day email reply stated - these are exact words from Christine ``` Checkout is strictly 3pm after Easter stays``. We checked out at 1pm and they took $45 from the credit card I had used to pay the booking (not even the one given on Bond) No explanation as to why, given the above email response from them regarding check out time, nothing at all. My email asking why (showing them their email) fell on deaf (and clearly rude and very unbusiness-like) ears. I will never use them again .

Great Location, Bad Customer Service

Guest - 12th February 2018

Great Location in Marengo; The Accommodation is OK (3 stars) but Great Ocean Road Real Estate customer service is very average.

Wonderful Family Holiday

Sally - 9th December 2017

Four of us (two sisters, brother and niece) really enjoyed our stay in this lovely house at Marengo Reef. The great variety of parrots and other birds visiting the balcony were a real treat, especially for our niece from UK. It was a very short stroll to the headland walking trail and an easy walk to the beach.

Spectacular views

Julie - 2nd October 2017

If you are looking for a relaxing getaway then look no further. From the lounge room, bedroom and deck you get spectacular ocean views. You are so close you can hear the waves as you drop off to sleep. If you like birds then prepare to be wowed. The native birds fly right onto the deck and have no problem getting up close. The house was clean on arrival and is quite welcoming. The gas log fire heater is good for the cold nights and really adds some charm. The beds are quite comfy and allow you to get a good nights rest. The unit dowstairs serves as the ideal teenage retreat. The only two negatives for me were the bathroom and kitchen in the main house. The bathroom really needs a make over and update and the lack of an oven really makes cooking for a family tricky. Apart from those two things loved the house, had an amazing holiday and would reccommend the house to others.